I hate working with wood, it lies

I hate working with wood. It’s an activity filled with lies, misinformation, and things that run contrary to common sense. Case in point. When you go to the home improvement store to purchase wood, the dimensions shown on the self under the wood or found on the actual wood do not match reality. The famous two-by-four is so … Continue reading “I hate working with wood, it lies”

Why I will no longer use the term ‘Social Justice Warrior’

I’ve decided to stop using the term Social Justice Warrior. Instead, I’ll use the term Social Justice Advocate. I believe it conveys the same meaning, but it’s less insulting and demeaning, both to the people whose actions I’m trying to describe and to real warriors. For example, YouTube personality and fellow Western Maryland resident Steve Shives … Continue reading “Why I will no longer use the term ‘Social Justice Warrior’”

Allow me to mansplain the fallacy of ‘white male privilege’

For a while now I’ve heard about something called white male privilege. As a white male who has never felt especially privileged, I never quite understood what the term was trying to refer to. I think I first heard about it when one of my favorite science fiction authors at the time, John Scalzi, wrote about it … Continue reading “Allow me to mansplain the fallacy of ‘white male privilege’”

Google is charging monthly for G Suite and I want it to stop

My wife noticed a weird charge appearing on our Capital One credit card statement. It was for five dollars and it was identified as: GOOGLE *SVCSAPPS_richa I had no idea what that means. I disputed the charge with Capital One. I then received a letter from Capital One dated April 19. They informed me that I’ve … Continue reading “Google is charging monthly for G Suite and I want it to stop”

Eating Tide Pods is healthy, natural, and completely normal

Trigger Warning: This post contains sarcasm.  Evidently, there’s a thing online called the “Tide Pod Challenge” where teens challenge each other to eat laundry detergent packets while they record it on video. Experts have been warning the public that this is dangerous. They’ve looked into it and determined the contents of a Tide Pod is not … Continue reading “Eating Tide Pods is healthy, natural, and completely normal”

Delta Airlines to crackdown on service animals

Delta Airlines has announced new draconian new rules concerning service animals. From CNN: All passengers attempting to board with a service animal will have to show “proof,” 48 hours before flying, that the animal is in good health and has been vaccinated. Passengers with emotional support animals must sign a form that the animal is well … Continue reading “Delta Airlines to crackdown on service animals”